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Well, as long as Mr. Marks is taking note of Big George's man-love, and as long as I'm accusing Big Pete of going Full Lucas, I suppose it's worth noting that, were it not for a brief appearance from Galadriel, there would not be a single woman with a speaking line in The Hobbit.

Or would there? Way back in 2009, The Cimmerian took note of a rumor that a female role was being cast for The Hobbit. Now, Cate Blanchett already had Galadriel sewn up, so... So maybe it's a dwarf-woman? The blog notes that Hobbit author J.R.R. Tolkein wrote actually touched on the subject:

"Dis was the daughter of Thrain II. She is the only dwarf-woman named in these histories. It was said by Gimli that there are few dwarf-woman, probably no more than a third of the whole people. They seldom walk abroad except at great need. They are in voice and appearance, and in garb if they must go on a journey, so like to dwarf-men that the eyes and ears of other peoples cannot tell them apart. This has given rise to the foolish opinion among Men that there are no dwarf-women, and that the Dwarves 'grow out of stone.'"

Hmmmmm. Let's see now...

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My, but he's pretty for a dwarf. Almost as pretty as famous actress Kate Beckinsale...waitaminute...

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